One killed, 50 injured in fog-related road mishaps in Punjab

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Chandigarh, Nov 27 (UNI) One person was killed and 50 were injured in fog-related accidents in Punjab while the minimum temperatures stayed low at most of the places in the north-west region today.

A thick fog enveloped Phillaur and its surrounding areas in Jalandhar district this morning causing collision of vehicles on the GT road due to poor visibility.

The collision occured when a truck rammed into a parked truck on the GT Road and other vehicles following it dashed against these collided trucks, killing one person and injuring 50 others, a report from Phagwara said.

The deceased was identified as one Joga Singh. The injured, including women and children, were admitted in different hospitals, the report said.

A dense fog enveloped several areas, reducing visibility to zero at Udhampur, Ambala and Sarsawa and upto 200 metres at Halwara, 450 metres at Palam in Delhi and 500 metres at Bhatinda.

The mercury dipped to 5.0 degrees Celsius at Adampur in Jalandhar, making it the coldest place in Punjab. Amritsar recorded the minimum at 5.5 degrees, two degrees below normal, while Ludhiana registered 6.6 degrees which was also two degrees down. Patiala showed 8.3 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal.

The mercury also kept low in Haryana with Narnaul and Karnal recording the minimum temperatures respectively at 6.5 degrees and 7.4 degrees, which were three degrees below normal.

Ambala recorded 6.8 degrees, two degrees below normal. Hissar, however, showed three degrees above normal temperature at 12.3 degrees.

Several areas in Himachal Pradesh were reeling under the cold climatic conditions. Sundernagar in Mandi district recorded 2.3 degrees while Bhuntar in Kullu district showed 2.0 degrees, one degree below normal. However, the minimum temperature hovered three degrees above normal at Shimla recording 9.5 degrees.

The Weather office has predicted partly cloudy day in Himachal Pradesh, Haryana Punjab during the next 24 hours UNI

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